By Simon Tegel LIMA, Peru — On a remote hilltop 8,000 feet above sea level in Chile’s Atacama Desert, scientists hope to answer one of the most fundamental questions facing humankind: Is there life … [Read more...] about A New Giant Telescope Aims to Answer the Question: Is There Anybody Out There?
By Allison Jackson Finally, some good news. Conservationists have released extremely rare footage of four Amur tigers in the Russian wilderness, suggesting efforts to protect the endangered species … [Read more...] about Good News! 4 Siberian Tigers Have Been Filmed Prowling Russia’s Wilderness
BY RICHARD HALL BEIRUT, Lebanon — In the wake of the attacks in Paris on Friday that left 132 people dead, a host of Republican governors and one Democrat have declared that their states will not … [Read more...] about Why Refusing to Accept Syrian Refugees in the US is a Terrible Idea
By Allison Jackson As news of the Paris attacks broke on Friday, social media users flooded Facebook and Twitter to express their horror and share the latest updates about the mass shooting underway … [Read more...] about Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Social Media About the Paris Attacks
By Paul Ames LISBON, Portugal — The Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek is in the world spotlight like never before, as police move in looking for suspects linked to Friday's murderous attacks in … [Read more...] about Inside Molenbeek, the Troubled Brussels Neighborhood Linked to Terror in Paris
By Timothy McGrath A young fella named Harapan is on the adventure of a lifetime. He's left his home in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Indonesia, where, if all goes as planned, he'll have enough … [Read more...] about Last Sumatran Rhino in Western Hemisphere Relocates to Southeast Asia
By Simeon Tegel LIMA, Peru — In a cramped, makeshift compound on the dusty outskirts of Lima, 24 rescued circus lions are enjoying more freedom than they have ever known. But soon their lives are … [Read more...] about These Rescued Circus Lions are Recovering Nicely From a Lifetime of Abuse: PHOTOS
By Corinne Purtell For the out-of-towner seeking tips on dining, accommodation, night-life and local attractions, there is no shortage of online resources. Less well-served is the traveler seeking, … [Read more...] about Want to Get High Abroad? There’s a Travel Guide for You
By Dan Peleschuk KYIV, Ukraine — Stirring trouble abroad is no easy business, even for macho man Vladimir Putin. So it's only fair that the Russian president took a moment to enjoy his birthday on … [Read more...] about Here’s How Vladimir Putin Spent his 63rd Birthday
By Will Carless RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Earlier this year, federal prosecutors in Manhattan made history by arresting officials at the Federation Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, … [Read more...] about Could the Vatican Face Racketeering Charges for Harboring Abusive Clergy?